2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented
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2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented
2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented
2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented
2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented
2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented
2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented

Extremely Limited public release; Available for non-members now through November 3rd only.
Aromatics of neroli and creamsicle open to understated lychee, honeysuckle & clove.

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2017 Gewürztraminer - Barrel Fermented

Winemaking:

Hand-harvested

Hand-sorted

Harvest Date: 9/25/2017

Harvest Brix: 23.5°

Alcohol: 13.7%

Total Acidity: 7.0 g/L

pH: 3.18

Residual Sugar: 0.3%

Unfined

Indigenous Yeast

Bottling Date: 6/5/2018

Cases Produced: 82

Oak Program:

Cold soak for 72 hours.  Barrel Fermented for 6 months in neutral oak.  Cellared 8 months.

Drink Window:  Drink now through 2024+

Serving Temperature:   42 - 51°f

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing:

Our second iteration of our Barrel Fermented Gewürztraminer presents aromatics of neroli and creamsicle.  A delicate and dry but bright palate follows with lean, understated lychee notes wrapped in honeysuckle and wildflower honey finished with a light, dancing prickle of clove.  A classic pairing with a Thanksgiving feast (and truly, any holiday meal), Gewürztraminer also works wonderfully with Thai and Asian cuisine of all kinds.

Vintage Notes:

Winter in 2017 was again unexpectedly, and a little nerve-wrackingly, mild (we kept waiting for the other shoe to drop). After the drought of 2016 I think we all welcomed the rains of early spring 2017 but when the wet continued into late spring… then early summer… then mid-summer… enough was enough. Just when everyone felt that all was lost mid-July dried right up, temperatures soared, and we were finally blessed with Summer with a capital “S”. The vines went wild!  In October -mid-harvest- it still felt like high summer. Harvest just kept going and going with everyone reporting larger than normal yields and I think we were all a little more than pleasantly surprised by the truly astonishing qualities we were finding. Look to whites from 2017 to be vibrantly expressive and reds to be stately and sophisticated.